Yarding 3911 Change 313
There was a yarding of 3,911 head today at Roma Store sale down 300 head on last week. Quality was good and young cattle were plentiful as prices held firm if not stronger with supply and demand generating bids from all directions. Fewer cattle off oats are being yarded as oats crops finish.
Mixed sex calves topped at 376.2c to average 316c/kg. Weaner steers under 280kg back to the paddock made to a top of 374.2c to average 341c/kg. Trade steers over 280kg to feed made to a top of 360.2 to average 306c/kg. Heavy feeders steers over 400kg made to a top of 286.2c to average 270c/kg. Weaner heifers back to the paddock under 280kg made to a top of 310.2c, to average 280c/kg. Trade heifers to feed over 280kg made to a top of 300c, to average 256c/kg some returning to the paddock.
Young bulls under 400kg made to a top of 330c, to average 287c/kg. Bulls over 600kg topped at a high price of 274.2c/kg.
Roma store press report:
Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 376c/kg and averaged 337c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 374c/kg and averaged 340c/kg. Steers in the 280- 350kg range reached 360c/kg and averaged 321/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 326c/kg and averaged 289c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 286c/kg and averaging 270c/kg.
Cows and calves hit $1140/unit.
Billeroy Farms Pty Ltd – ‘Sandalwood Downs’, St George – sold Santa steers for 376c/kg at 210kg returning $793/head. The Santa heifers went for 306c/kg at 220kg returning $673/head.
R & B Mobbs – ‘Wallambank’, Bollon – sold Charolais-cross steers for 368c/kg at 228kg returning $839/head.
S & L Reiser – ‘Tocal’, Mitchell – sold Charolais steers for 368c/kg at 229kg returning $843/head. The Charolais heifers sold for 310c/kg at 221kg returning $685/head. Seawright Investments – ‘Comet Downs’, Injune – sold Santa-cross steers for 365c/kg at 248kg returning $908/head.
J Hammond – ‘Muthong’, Dirranbandi – sold Charolais-cross steers for 355c/kg at 225kg returning $800/head. The Charolais heifers went for 288c/kg at 225kg returning $650/head.
D & T Abraham – ‘Dunkeld’, St George – sold Charolais-cross steers for 352c/kg at 145kg returning $512/head.
T & J Sorensen – ‘Westerdale’, Roma – sold Charolais-cross steers for 347c/kg at 282kg returning $981/head.
J & N Dingle – ‘Belford’, Injune – sold Charolais-cross steers for 346c/kg at 284kg returning $985/head. The Charolais-cross heifers went for 300c/kg at 333kg returning $999/head.
M Brown – ‘Benalla’, Roma – sold Limousin-cross steers for 346c/kg at 237kg returning $822/head. The Limousin-cross heifers went for 306c/kg at 205kg returning $627/head.
B Packer – ‘Merino Downs’, Roma – sold Angus-cross steers for 343c/kg at 246kg returning $844/head.
G & L Smith – ‘Iona’, Wallumbilla – sold Murray Grey-cross steers for 306c/kg at 350kg returning $1071/head.
B Smith – ‘Coleraine’, Mitchell – sold Angus-cross steers for 284c/kg at 489kg returning $1391/head.
Belfast Investments – ‘Violet Station’, Winton – sold Brahman-cross steers for 275c/kg at 557kg returning $1533/head. The Brahman-cross heifers went for 260c/kg at 380kg returning $988/head.
Heifers under 220kg topped at 318c/kg and averaged 295c/kg, while heifers in the 220 – 280kg range topped at 310c/kg and averaged 280c/kg. Heifers in the 280- 350kg range topped at 300c/kg, averaging 271c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 285c/kg, averaging 256c/kg.
Hale River Cattle Co – ‘Derwent Station’, Alice Springs – sold Droughtmaster-cross heifers for 312c/kg at 183kg returning $572/head.
K Rule – ‘Woodside’, Charleville – sold Charolais-cross heifers for 304c/kg at 192kg returning $584/head.
Killarney Park Grazing Pty Ltd – ‘Killarney’, Tambo – sold Santa heifers for 296c/kg at 276kg returning $820/head.
B & N Bauer – ‘Arlington’, Augathella – sold Charolais heifers for 292c/kg at 246kg returning $720/head.
B Smith – ‘Coleraine’, Mitchell – sold Santa-cross heifers for 285c/kg at 414kg returning $1181/head.
Hurford Trust – ‘Belgaum’, St George – sold Brangus-cross heifers for 279c/kg at 260kg returning $727/head.
Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards